Looks like the County of Maui has been quietly “surveying” about Maui residents on whether they’d like to see the 3-Can curbside recycling project expanded island-wide. I put “surveying” in quotes because the actual survey (a copy of which I obtained from a resident) more closely resembles crude propaganda than any sincere effort to poll residents’ views on recycling. County … [Read more...] about UPDATED: County of Maui ‘surveying’ residents on 3-Can curbside recycling
Good news everyone! Well, by "good," I mean "not horrible," and by "everyone," I mean Maui Meadows residents. Anyway, it turns out that Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has decided that maybe his decision to ask 1,750 residents there (and in other parts of South Maui) who took part in the county's "3-Can" curbside recycling test project to give up their beloved recycling bins may have … [Read more...] about Curbside recycling is still dead, but county says Maui Meadows residents can keep their bins!
When you live on a small island located more than 2,500 miles from a major land mass, trash is everything. That’s why it’s not surprising that the word “recycling” appears repeatedly in the County of Maui’s General Plan–the 100 or so page document that will supposedly guide the county through the year 2030. Under “Key Strategies,” the document calls on the county to “Improve … [Read more...] about Recycling Has Really Taken A Beating Lately, But Will The County Of Maui’s Proposed Waste Conversion Facility Really Keep Most Garbage Out Of The Landfills?
If you find yourself in front of a television screen Wednesday night–say, around 7pm–you might want to tune into Akaku Channel 54. If you do, you'll see Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa's regular one-hour show Your County With Mayor Arakawa, but this episode will be be a bit different. According to a Dec. 2 news release, Arakawa, Managing Director Keith Regan and Communications Director … [Read more...] about This Wednesday, Dec. 3: Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Will Discuss 2015 Plans on Akaku Channel 54
1. On July 21, county officials began distributing cans to about 1,650 residents in a pilot curbside recycling plan that involves each household receiving separate cans for trash, grass clippings and mixed recyclables, according to a July 22 Maui News story. Over on Oahu, about 160,000 residents enjoy the benefits of curbside recycling. When did that island begin curbside … [Read more...] about Special MauiTime News Quiz!